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On Let’s Get Real Chef Erica Wides walks you down the aisles of the surreal world of food, serving up a heaping dose of reality by separating the food from the foodiness so you can forage, hunt, gather, trap and fish for real food anywhere, even in a foodiness-filled mega market. Incisive, pragmatic, sarcastic, and an unrepentant know-it-all when it comes to anything food, on Let’s Get Real Chef Erica Wides does the job for you of sifting out everything that’s fake in the world of food – from “foodiness” marketing and cooking show shams to “health-halo green-washing” and annoying whole-food righteousness – so you never unknowingly chow down on carpeting again.
Learn more at: www.letsgetrealshow.com
As the host of Let's Get Real Chef Wides has appeared on The Dr. Oz
Show, BBC Radio 5, NPR, and Take Action News with David Shuster, and
contributed to or been reported on in The New York Times, The
Huffington Post, Grist, Yahoo's Shine, Metro, C-Span and Food
Republic, among others. A national media veteran, she has appeared on
PBS's Stress Free Cooking, Martha Stewart Morning Living, the Food
Network's Chopped and Top Five, and HSN TV; is a regular guest on
NPR's All Things Considered; and is a featured culinary expert for
Chef Wides was also a Chef Instructor at the Institute of Culinary
Education for 15 years.
She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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Let's Get Real - Episode 71 - You Can’t Have A Proustian Fruit Moment With A Pouch of Squeezy-Fruit Either
You Can’t Have A Proustian Fruit Moment With A Pouch of Squeezy-Fruit Either — Erica Wides gets ever realer about what foodiness has done to fruit than she did on last summer’s fruit episode; how, like Michael Douglas playing Liberace or tourists descending on Chelsea, cherry-flavored sports drinks and watermelon-flavored gummies give us simulated fruit experiences without the risk and rewards of the real thing; how, yes, it’s true that if you drink a diet peach-flavored Snapple you know exactly what you’re going to get and if you bite into an actual peach you don’t, but you could have a Proustian peach experience you remember for life, while nobody is making indelible life memories drinking Snapple; and how all you have to do these days to be a risk taker and a rebel is eat an apple instead of an apple-flavored breakfast bar…and if that isn’t enough to make you only eat real fruit, just think of the Instagram possibilities!
So if you don’t want to eat sh*t or have a safe and meaningless existence, tune in! This program was sponsored by Cain Vineyard & Winery.
"We can restore this nation to greatness by all committing to demanding better fruit. We deserve it " 07:00
"Eat fruit - not squeeze. Eating real fruit is one of the pathways back to reality. It's a doorway into having your best life ever." [20:00]
--Erica Wides on Let's Get Real…read more